Today in Disaster History March 15, 2018

Posted by on 3/15/2018 to News
 1974 – In Tehran, Iran, 15 people were killed when a Sterling Airways flight caught fire after the right main landing gear collapsed while preparing to takeoff. Eighty-one people survived the incident.
1999 – In Bourbonnais, IL, a passenger train collided with a truck at a railway crossing. Eleven people were killed and over 100 were injured.

2001 – Off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a series of explosions on an offshore oil rig killed 11 people.

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